Sunday, July 20, 2014


Former KING DIAMOND bassist HAL PATINO has responded to KING DIAMOND's statement this morning publically clarifying why PATINO was fired from the band yesterday.                                         KING DIAMOND announced yesterday PATINO is FIRED with a replacement to be announced soon.                                                                          

KING DIAMOND have announced a fall 2014 NORTH AMERICAN tour and have been already confirmed for the 2014 FUN, FUN, FUN FEST (AUSTIN, TEXAS).

KING DIAMOND continues work on his new release due in 2015.

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I'm NOT a drug addict !
I'm actually getting pretty tired of this already, but I feel like I have to tell the story from my point of view (without responding to every little detail in King's statement, cause that would turn this into a novel). After this, it's up to every individual to think/believe whatever they want to..

WHAT THE FUCK!!? - King has done it again !
I got 3 kids who are using Facebook and reading the news on a daily basis.
Your lieing about stuff - like accusing me of doing drugs and calling me a liar is about as low and disgusting as it gets - but it really doesn't come as a surprise to me, because it has always been like this.

I knew that something like this would come up, and King knows that if we could have come to some kind of an agreement, I would have been able to fly in and out from rehearsals to the shows in Norway … When I didn’t hear from him (them) .. I just quit !

King ! How can you call me a liar when I said that you did the same thing to my friends Mikkey Dee and Pete Blakk !

They left the band before you told the press that they were fired !

This (below) speaks for itself !

Music Street Journal - Mikkey Dee Interview:

‘’ King and record company said: "Mikkey Dee was actually relieved of his services with King Diamond because he wanted too much money, blahblahblah" and I go "Monty, you fucking asshole, this is Mikkey at Kent, I didn't get fired, I left, you bastard, I'm gonna sue you," you know.
So they were making lies about it, and then when I joined Dokken, King called me up 'cause then he's been spreading the word about me, he did all the magazines and I did nothing, and now it was my turn to be in the press, people were fucking chasing me, "oh Mikkey, you're in Dokken."

Link :

Statement from King Diamond 1990 - 3 months after Pete left the band:
Pete Blakk was kicked out of the band due to lack of enthusiasm and drug problems.

As I know - and so many other people know, Pete was sober when we did ‘’The Eye’’- and had been for 6 months.

About my absence in the studio: I was down with the flu
those few days. I called the studio back then - they we're fully aware of the reasons for my not being there.

To everybody out there I’m not doing drugs, I’m not even a drinker - but I always do a few whiskey shots right before I go onstage to get the right attitude, I don’t see that as a ‘’ Drug Problem ‘’.

I would like to address King, if he reads this.
Personally I don’t care for the shit you are writing about me, I’m more concerned about my kids, family and friends, reading all your bullshit about me being a drug addict !!

You think you know what's going on in my life? You don’t know shit .. and you never will !
Your real problem is that you're are a tired bitter old man, that’s the only thing I get from your statement.

Just to end this now .. I will NEVER forgive you !
All that support you got from my family and especially my son Jackie ‘’Maryann Cotton’’ who has promoted you through all kinds of media (TV, interviews, and so on). When you were told that he was in a writing process with Dick Wagner and Alice Cooper, you turned your back on him, even though you've known him since he was a little child.

And you are right, I will never ever work with you again ..
Because this is what you get for being with King Diamond for 19 years.

To all the people out there that have expressed their support and concern: THANK YOU!

Hal Patino

Mikkey Dee Interview About Leaveing King Diamond

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-